The  word ‘astral’ has mystical connotations attached to it. It signifies the ‘other worldy’, something ‘surreal’, something magnetic, powerful and enigmatic. What is the mystery all about and how can one ‘get there’.

The revelation is such that it is actually far from ‘other worldly’ as in its part of every souls aura! One need to first understand the aura and what all it encapsulates.

There are four subtle bodies, or layers, around the physical body, which create the auric body  system (aura).

First Layer - The Etheric Body

This is the closest energy body to the physical. It is what is made evident through Kirlian photography. The etheric body extends one quarter to two inches beyond the physical body and pulsates at about 15-20 cycles per minute. The entire body, including organs, can be perceived but it is made of a bluish (emotional) or gray light (highly active).

Second Layer - The Astral level

This is the true bridge to the spiritual plane! When we start to work with this plane, and above, our perception and abilities leap from the physical to the subtle. Here we will begin to perceive energies that are not of this vibrational frequency. The body of the astral is composed of gorgeous clouds of color, which extend six inches or one foot from the body. Not only does it have the same colors of the rainbow like the emotional body, but a pink, or rose hue is often present with these colors, especially if the person is a loving one. The astral plane is also called the "emotional" plane, which ties it strongly to the heart chakra. Because it is so closely tied to the emotions, when people fall in love, great hues of pink can be seen shooting from their heart chakra. This is also why when we are in the astral, our emotions are greatly enhanced either way.

Third Layer – The Causal body

The  most important body to take control of. It is based on the psychic impressions. How one is feeling emotionally, how one reacts differently, the  living standard, financial status, etc, is caused by one's causal body . All the karmas are stored in the Causal Body - that creates one’s vision, personality.

Fourth Layer - The Celestial Body

This is the spiritual emotional plane where a person will feel things such as bliss, and spiritual ecstasy. When we reach the place of divine love, interconnectedness (generally through deep meditation) we are touching on this plane, which is felt through our celestial body. When we raise our level of awareness, or consciousness, to this level of the aura, we have allowed a connection to happen from the heart chakra and the celestial chakra. Through this, we can love not only our fellow man (the heart chakra) but do so with divine love (celestial chakra). The colors of this body are very soft in nature (pastel) and glow softly from the body.

So coming back to the point of astral travel ; how does one move out into the astral plane . Moving into the astral world can happen in two ways – one is ‘conscious projection’ and other is ‘unconscious projection’.  Let’s first understand  conscious projection . During a conscious astral projection one prepares oneself for the ‘travel’. Preparation can be done by lying down in a restful ‘sleep’ position and creatively visualizing expansion of the third eye chakra, the ‘doorway’ to the higher world . One needs to focus on the third eye chakra and feel the two petals of the chakra unfolding , expanding and energising .As the dream body or astral body receptively enters the 3rd eye opening , it moves out into the astral plane and you can just ‘fly around’ like a spiderman obviously without the ‘web’.

The speed in the astral plane is almost like the ‘speed of light’, you can just float wherever you wish to.  It’s a fantastic and exhilarating journey , so fast and so ‘light’. As one can say ; you just feel so ‘free’. Now there many other ways to get into this ‘mystical plane’. Ask your guides and higher self to guide you to the one that resonates with your soul. You will get on the flight effortlessly! In conscious projection you can actually order your mind to go wherever you desire.

The second way to astral travel is ‘unconscious projection’. This happens most often either in ‘dream state’ or when you are meditating and you enter the ‘turiya state’ or the ‘delta state’ where your subconscious mind takes over and you let loose. You very unconsciously  fly away. The journey on the other side is ‘breathtaking’, it’s like heaven- ‘picture perfect’. If you are blessed, you might just encounter ‘light beings’, ‘ascended souls’ ,’angels’ and other astral travellers too. Many  souls love to astral travel, for it gives them a huge sense of liberation, ‘freedom’ from the earthly boundations.

The best part is you can just about travel any part of the universe in seconds! All you have to do is to command your subconscious and take in a couple of deep breaths and ‘take off’. Last but not the least ‘astral travel’ has a very healing effect on your mind and body; it lighten’s you up with experiences which are beyond words, cherishable for a lifetime and beyond. So ‘flip up’ and wander away, far and beyond! All the best!

Sunanda’ s Bio

Sunanda Sharma is a professional Tarot Card Reader, Psychic, Author and Life Coach . Winner Tarot Super Achievers Award 2012 . Winner SuperAchievers Award 2013 for 'Spiritual Counseling' in India. She is a published author. She has written two books of Spiritual/Inspirational genre "Inspiration from the Spirit Volume 1" and "Inspiration from the Spirit Volume II". Both these books are available on and

She is a member of FIND2ME.COM, a community to find missing persons. You can reach her at

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Comment by Sunanda Sharma on February 24, 2015 at 12:43am

Thank you so much

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